Carol Bates

The root of compassion is compassion for oneself. *Pema Chodrun*

With over a decade of experience, I am a NH licensed massage therapist and nationally certified through NCBTMB. My specialty is Thai Massage. A type of Eastern bodywork that is described as assisted stretching and assisted yoga. Wearing loose comfortable clothing, it is performed on a comfortable futon on the floor. It works with the breath, and as the meridians (energy lines) in the body are stretched, the prana (energy) becomes unblocked and is allowed to flow freely. It increases flexibili...

With over a decade of experience, I am a NH licensed massage therapist and nationally certified through NCBTMB. My specialty is Thai Massage. A type of Eastern bodywork that is described as assisted stretching and assisted yoga. Wearing loose comfortable clothing, it is performed on a comfortable futon on the floor. It works with the breath, and as the meridians (energy lines) in the body are stretched, the prana (energy) becomes unblocked and is allowed to flow freely. It increases flexibility and range of motion, and leaves you feeling calm and balanced.
As a yoga practitioner since the mid 90's this type of work really spoke to me. It seemed to make sense to become a certified yoga instructor as well, so you can find me teaching at Ohana Yoga in Contoocook. My passion for yoga has enhanced my massage practice extensively.
I also enjoy a sitting meditation practice, and am deeply interested in the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and loving kindness. This, I believe, enhances all that I do in life.

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

NH # 3839M

Education
2002

Vermont School of Professional Massage

Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Thai Massage

I have completed all levels (1-4) Of Thai-Shiatsu bodywork from Sacred Healing Arts through Ken Nelson, founder and director. From 2003 to present.

Yoga

Iyengar

I received my 200 hour Teacher Training certification in 2013 from YogaWorks Teacher Training.

REVIEWS for my Yoga or Bodywork services

by Don on Oct 12
The second session with Carol was pretty great. I left with much more relief in areas where I suffer on a daily basis. It calmed down muscle structures in my hips, knee and shoulder which I just usually deal with as routine. So being able to have the ability to relax is a profound change. Thanks Carol.
by Bonnie on Feb 02
I have been in search of a massage therapist for over a year...Finally Found. Carol is skillfully adept at finding those hiding spots and working them out of the body. Extremely HAPPY
by Rosemare on Sep 08
This was my first time getting a Thai massage. Carroll was professional, thorough, and amazing! I can honestly say that i have not been that relaxed in years. I will definitely be back and hope to work out a schedule where I can experience her healing hands on a regular basis.
by Anonymous on Aug 09
I felt she reached muscles no other massage therapist came close to. I wasn't sore afterwards. A unique experience!
by Anonymous on Aug 07
Deep tissue massage very helpful in releasing trigger points in my neck and upper back. Carol is very professional, compassionate. I'm delighted to have wonderful massage therapy in Hopkinton, NH!
by Nancy on Jul 22
I loved the time Carol spent explaining things and her gentleness. When I left I felt relaxed and enervated. Have already scheduled my next appointment.
by Faith on Jul 16
GREAT Thai massage ! Carol is very tuned into her clients.. Would highly recommend!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Yoga

  • Iyengar

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Deep Tissue

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